Bullet In My Shoulder

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Bullet In My Shoulder
(G. Liszt, based on Wanted Man by B. Hilliard, L. Pockriss)

I did have to do it
And yeah I did do it,
I did it but damn did it cost me,
What good are my two bare hands,
On a twenty man posse?

Bullet in my shoulder,
Blood running down my vest,
Ah they’re coming,
They’re never going to let me rest.

I took off out of that dumpy town,
But now his boys are coming to hunt me down,
I’m not going to be going down easy,
I’m not going to be going down quickly,
I can’t kill the pain,
It’s still the same,
No morphine and I’m about out of whiskey,

Bullet in my shoulder,
Blood running down my vest,
Ah they’re coming,
They’re never going to let me rest.

If only I could have turned a cold shoulder,
I could have blown it off instead,
I might be dumb but I do know well,
She’ll love another man when I’m in a coffin dead.
The rage in my body,
Filled in the building,
He put up a good fight,
It’s a miracle I killed him,

Bullet in my shoulder,
Blood running down my vest,
Twenty man posse coming to toss me,
They’re never going to let me rest.

Was it worth it bothering?
It wasn’t,
Twenty mad men and a father and a cousin,
Coming to kill me in my prime,
I’d really been hoping to get older,
It would have been nice,
But I’m on a tired old worn-out horse,
What’s more I’ve got a
Bullet in my shoulder,
Blood running down my vest,
They’re never going to let me rest.

Better to go down one night,
Dead in gunfight blazing,
Than shackled chained strangled,
Dangling while they stone my face in,
I had to do it I did do it,
I did it but damn did it cost me,
Tell me,
What good are my two bare hands,
On a twenty-man posse?

Bullet in my shoulder,
Blood running down my vest,
They’re coming
They’re never going to let me rest.

credits

from Carry Me To Home, released June 22, 2011

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